How to watch England vs Nigeria: Women’s World Cup kick-off time and live stream details

After topping their group with three wins from three, the Lionesses face Nigeria in the Round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup on Monday evening in Australia

England celebrate with fans post-match after beating China 6-1 at Hindmarsh Stadium on August 01, 2023 in Adelaide, Australia.

England celebrate with fans post-match after beating China 6-1 at Hindmarsh Stadium on August 01, 2023 in Adelaide, Australia.

England boss Sarina Wiegman flexed her tactical acumen to deliver the European champions’ most vociferous statement Down Under yet when they skelped China 6-1 in their final group stage match of the tournament.

Chelsea starlet Lauren James ‘ artistry was all over the result, but it was Wiegman’s tinkering from a back four to an unprecedented back three in lieu of Keira Walsh’s absence that unlocked a dangerous iteration of England that looks more than capable of bringing home a first-ever Women’s World Cup trophy.

The Lionesses will face heady opposition in their mission to do so, beginning with Nigeria on Monday in the Round of 16.

The Super Falcons finished second in group B, delivering a shock 3-2 defeat to co-hosts Australia while recording goalless draws with Olympic champions Canada and debutantes Republic of Ireland to secure their berth in the knockout rounds.

This Women’s World Cup has been one defined by upsets and shocks.

Nevertheless, England goalkeeper Mary Earps declared there was zero fear in the England camp heading into Monday, regardless of the swelling pile of football giants falling to the wayside.

The Lionesses’ comprehensive victory over China suggests that the concerning early group stage cobwebs have been officially discarded. If this proves to be the case, England could be one step closer to another major tournament final.

Below the Mirror gives you all the details for England’s upcoming Round of 16 clash with Nigeria.

Where and what time is kick-off

It’s an earlier one for England fans this time around, with kick-off for the Round of 16 encounter against Nigeria set for 5:30 PM local time and 8:30am UK time.

The match will take place at Brisbane Football Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

How to watch

The entire tournament is being broadcast in the UK across the BBC and ITV.

The BBC have the rights to the Round of 16 clash. Coverage will begin at 8:00am UK time on BBC One and will also be available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

Alternatively, you can follow all the build-up, team news, text commentary, analysis and reaction on the Mirror’s designated live blog.

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Who are Nigeria

The Super Falcons are one of the most prominent and successful African women’s side in the tournament with plenty of experience on the international stage. Under manager Randy Waldrum, they’ve cut themselves fearsome and tenacious opponents. Nigeria have conceded only two goals in the group stages, both arriving against Australia in a thrilling 3-2 victory for the African nation.

Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala is the obvious name to watch out for due to her pedigree in goal scoring. Twenty-eight-year-old playmaker Toni Payne is another name to keep tabs on.

England last faced Nigeria in 2004 in an international friendly in which they lost 3-0 at the Madejski Stadium.

Team news

Midfielder Keira Walsh was spotted training individually on Friday in what arrives as huge boost to the health status of the Barcelona star.

Walsh will not be available for Monday’s Round of 16, but the remainder of Wiegman’s squad are available for selection.

Wiegman opted for a 3-5-2 against China, electing to give Manchester United’s Katie Zelem her first start of the tournament in the middle of the park alongside Georgia Stanway in place of Walsh. Alessia Russo and Rachel Daly led the line, with both strikers finding the back of the net. But James was the name that stole the show, playing a role in five of England’s six goals on the day.

How Wiegman elects to set-up against Nigeria remains to be seen, but James’ role will likely be influential from the start once again.